From the 27th to 30th of April, Challenge 2000 took 36 young people away on a Leadership Camp. 23 young people were from 5 different schools around Wellington (St Catherine’s College, St Mary’s College, Bishop Viard College, St Patrick’s College Town and Newlands College) and 13 young people came from Hawkes Bay.
The theme for the camp was ‘What is your Legacy ’ and over the 4 days we looked at leadership; how to be a leader and what it means to be a leader. We had a some guest speakers who talked about different aspects of Leadership. Kitty McKinley came in and talked about ‘Relationships with Self, Others and God’ and the importance of having a strong relationship with all three. Michelle Brough, an ex Challenge 2000 Gap student, also came in and spoke to us about her Hero’s Journey and related it to how she got to where she is today.
This camp was a chance for people to reflect on things like; their own journey in life, meeting new people from different schools and walks of life and coming together to learn, experience and grow into one group. The 2 common themes that came from the young people throughout the camp was friends and family.
On the final day the young people were given the opportunity to separate into their school groups and talk about what their next steps could be. This gave all the young people a chance to share about what their hopes for their school was for the coming year and even rolling into next year.
A big thank-you to everyone who made this camp possible, the sponsorship, the baking, the various ways people helped and the on-going love and support.